This Week in White Supremacy: Week 66

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Dixie school board refuses name change — for now – Marin Independent Journal
“At issue is the name Dixie’s ties to the racism, slavery and violence of the Confederacy and the Civil War-era South. As is happening all over the country, symbols of that part of the nation’s history are being removed as people of color and others say they are hurt and offended by them — and even if they aren’t bothered by the name, they have empathy for those who are.” Please show your support for this effort by visiting https://www.changethename.net.
  1. Hate groups hit 20-year high; white supremacy definition up, SPLC says – USA Today
  2. Florida student arrested after refusing to stand for pledge of allegiance. – USA Today
  3. Mexican Restaurant Bartender In Texas Receives ‘Tip’ To ‘Build The (Expletive) Wall Now’ – Newsweek
  4. Advocates say US still separates migrant families needlessly http://bit.ly/2E5iXv5
  5. Anders Breivik inspired Christopher Paul Hasson, Coast Guard officer charged in terrorism plot – The Washington Post
  6. Coast Guard lieutenant who is white nationalist, planned mass terrorist attack against politicians and journalists, prosecutors allege – The Washington Post
  7. Is Trump a Racist? The short answer is yes, but the question itself actually misses the mark and is dangerously misdirected for those who want to redress the ongoing consequences of racism in America. – By Steve Phillips, The Nation
  8. “After recently writing about Kamala Harris, I see she is a huge target of these online attacks.” NowThis on Twitter: “Op-Ed: This is how Black identity is being weaponized online to push political agendas.” – Jemele Hill on Twitter
  9. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces that Mexican national has died in custody in Texas – The Washington Post
  10. “I listened to her testimony stupefied. Did she say $125 for 50 absentee ballots? This is beyond belief.… ” // Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “This woman, Lisa Britt, is giving testimony right now about an explosive absentee ballot theft ring in North Carolina. She admitted taking absentee ballots for money and discarding them. She was urged to plead the 5th and not testify. This is madness— democracy is up for sale. – Sherrilyn Ifill on Twitter
  11. “For years I’ve been watching in dismay what happens when those who commit crime are demonized, their human rights ignored, and their families dragged down with them. This is what’s happening now at our Southern border, with immigrant children being ripped away from their parents.” – Sister Helen Prejean on Twitter
  12. Alabama newspaper editor calls for Ku Klux Klan ‘to night ride again’ – Montgomery Advertiser
  13. Two U.S. citizens claim in lawsuit that feds detained them for speaking Spanish – The Washington Post
  14. “An 11-year old refused to recite Pledge of Allegiance, saying it’s racist. Teacher asked why he didn’t go live elsewhere. The kid was arrested for becoming disruptive, taken to juvenile detention center, & charged with misdemeanor. – Taniel on Twitter
  15. Deutsche Bank Reverses Pledge to Help Distressed Homeowners – Bloomberg
  16. LDF’s Sam Spital in National Law Journal Op-Ed: The US Supreme Court Should Stop the Execution of a Man Sentenced, in Part, Because He’s Black – NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  17. “This is so heartbreaking to watch. A racist white woman brutally harassed & abused a Latino mother & son literally for their “crime” of existing. The Latino mother holds herself together w/such courage & love. POC & White Allies: Record Everything – Qasim Rashid, Esq. on Twitter
  18. Heavy Metal Confronts Its Nazi Problem – The New Yorker
  19. “Just in case anyone still doesn’t get it, here ya go. Help me educate the masses.” – Sarah Spain on Twitter
  20. “How can I be racist if I have friends who are black?” The same way a serial killer can have friends who are alive.” – Sergio Siáno on Twitter
  21. “17 yr old, Jordan Davis is fatally shot at a gas station while w/ friends in Jacksonville, FL. The teens were approached by Michael Dunn, and after an argument over music volume, Dunn fired 10 rounds into their car, killing Davis. Today, Davis would have turned 24. #SayHisName – Kristen Clarke on Twitter
  22. Antisemitism rising sharply across Europe, latest figures show – The Guardian
  23. West Virginia Official Who Called Michelle Obama ‘an Ape in Heels’ Faces 30 Years in Jail For FEMA Fraud – PolticlFlare.com
  24. “The literal KKK, brought to you by @PayPal.… ” – Stop the Next ‘Unite the Right’ on Twitter
  25. Bacow Tells Prison Divestment Group He Responds to ‘Reason,’ Not ‘Demands’ – The Harvard Crimson
  26. “Remember how Puerto Rico was so hard to get aid to?… ” // The Associated Press on Twitter: “BREAKING: Leaked State Department email: US military aircraft to start delivering 250 tons of humanitarian aid to Venezuela border.” – Bobby Buenosdias on Twitter
  27. “A white professor filed a civil rights complaint against @BlackGirlsCode, a program that introduces black teenage girls to STEM subjects, claiming it discriminates against white men. No matter how hard they try, white men just can’t seem to get ahead. – The Root on Twitter
  28. “RT YaFaveCapricorn: So a 7th grader in Fayetteville got sent home from school because she wore a shirt that said “why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet” because the teachers said they were offended. LMFAOOOO offended…offended lol.” – Dymond on Twitter
  29. When Portland banned blacks: Oregon’s shameful history as an ‘all-white’ state – The Washington Post
  30. “Wisconsin high school apologizes for blackface-like signs taunting an opposing basketball player. He scored a triple double and his team walloped the high school with the racist imagery” – David Beard on Twitter
  31. “Calling a Black POTUS married 25 yrs to 1 wife with 2 children, no mistresses, affairs or scandals, ‘the antichrist’ but a white POTUS married thrice, 5 kids by 3 women, mistresses, affairs & scandals, ‘God‘s anointed,’ proves your religion is white supremacy.” – Bishop Talbert Swan on Twitter
  32. “ICE is trying to deport 21 Savage based on an expunged record of possession of drugs. Justin Bieber was given Permanent Residency and is applying for citizenship despite his DUI, containing drugs in his system at time of arrest, and assault charges. Spot the difference?” – Kelvin Lopez on Twitter
  33. “According to new McCabe book, AG Sessions was reportedly obsessed with where terrorism suspects were born — inquiring about the birthplace of every suspect. If the answer was America, he’d ask where their parents were born.” – Byron Tau on Twitter
  34. Book review of The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump by Andrew G. McCabe – The Washington Post

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS

  • “Elaine Jones was one of the first Black women to defend death row inmates and was only two years out of law school when she served as counsel of record in Furman v. Georgia, the landmark #SCOTUS case that abolished the death penalty in 37 states. She’s a true civil rights giant.… ” – Legal Defense Fund on Twitter
  • “It is time that all of us understand that we have to fight injustice. We have to fight for equity. We have to fight for equality in all spaces. When we fight, we win. This is our time to fight.” -Chairman Russell at our annual NAACP Board Meeting – NAACP on Twitter
  • Colin Kaepernick Won His Settlement With the NFL – The Atlantic
  • “23 Black Female Scientists Who Changed The Damn World #BlackHistoryMonth” – MC Hammer on Twitter
 
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